AECOM’s Sustainability team comprises of specialists within our Building Engineering Business Line. We are recognised as industry leaders in the field of sustainable development. Our projects range from working with Governments to support Building Regulations and National planning policy relating to climate change, to developing energy and sustainability strategies to support the design and planning of new development and the regeneration of existing communities.
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We work across all construction stages, from pre-feasibility, through feasibility, design, construction and operation; and across a wide range of sectors - housing, healthcare, schools, universities, offices, retail, hospitality etc. We also deliver advice relating to existing portfolios. Our work includes:
The development of policy on low carbon and renewable energy, climate change and sustainability issues at national, regional and local levels
Net zero carbon strategies for cities, local authorities, masterplans and projects
Circular economy advice and policy support for the GLA
Life cycle and embodied carbon assessments
Sustainable master planning of new communities
Energy strategies including the planning and design of decentralised energy infrastructure and energy statements
Sustainability statements and appraisals
Health and wellbeing advice including WELL Building Standard certification
Design advice and feasibility studies for new build and refurbishment projects
Carbon management advice including energy auditing and monitoring
Environmental assessments - BREEAM, LEED, Home Quality Mark and the RICS Ska rating
The development of Corporate Social Responsibility policies and carbon footprint reporting
Research into reducing energy use, improving resilience to climate change and creating more sustainable buildings and places.
Resilience strategies for cities, infrastructure providers and businesses
Your key responsibilities, with support from your team, may include the following:
Writing circular economy statements for projects
Undertaking life cycle and embodied carbon assessments
WELL Building Standard assessments
Environmental assessments of buildings – assisting with BREEAM, LEED, Home Quality Mark and other assessments (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor. This can cover both design stage and post construction assessment of buildings.
Building energy modelling - assisting with modelling of domestic and/or non-domestic buildings (supported by in-house training) and in time undertaking training to become a qualified assessor.
Building renewable energy assessments – assessing costs and carbon benefits of a range of technologies and determining the best solution for a particular project
Developing energy strategies to support building design teams and energy statements to support planning applications
Developing sustainability strategies to support building design teams and sustainability statements to support planning applications.
Energy auditing and energy efficiency to identify energy, cost and carbon savings projects for existing buildings
Heat network studies including feasibility assessments and developing designs
Contributing to a wide range of projects as the work load dictates, including policy development work and research projects
A Science, Engineering or Building related Bachelor degree
Building Sustainability / Energy related MSc is desirable
Good numeric and communication skills (written and verbal)
Good attention to detail
Flexible to deal with varying workload
Able to demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in buildings and sustainability
You must have the right to work in the UK as we're unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Relevant work / placement experience would be advantageous.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities.
We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organisation you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
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